6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
Two gateway units in Literary studies, or permission from the unit coordinator.
ATS3410, AZA2410, AZA3410
The unit will investigate story-telling, narrative literature and the role of narrative in a range of cultural contexts. What constitutes narrative? What are its primary features? How does story-telling communicate meaning? How do we construct effective narrative texts? What do we do with narrative? What is the future of narrative? The texts studied are drawn from a variety of genres and countries.
On successfully completing the unit students should be able to:
- Identify and describe different forms of narrative;
- Analyse different narrative genres, devices and techniques;
- Apply some of the theoretical perspectives developed in literary and cultural studies disciplines for the critical analysis of narrative;
- Identify and account for historical perspectives and conventions within which literature and other narrative texts are produced.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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